Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In a surprising last minute surge Eileen Avia topped Facebook group's founder.
Wednesday, January 16
After a week of voting — and much debate — Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch readers have spoken. Eileen Avia is your Person of the Year! The über-involved Wyckoff resident has been in the news in 2012 for her erstwhile committee campaign incident involving vandalism at her home. "While I am thankful to the person who nominated me and to those who cast a vote in my favor, I believe no one person can be awarded this honor," Avia said after hearing about the honors. Avia, a teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, was nominated by readers in early January, and the online poll was conducted last week. "There are many residents of our Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff communities who devote their time to a plethora of volunteer organizations, all of which …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Eileen Avia says she is overwhelmed by the kindness and concern of Wyckoff residents who came to her aid in the week following a seemingly senseless act of hostility at her home.
A Wyckoff resident shocked by the appalling nature of vandalism against her was touched by the kindness of strangers recently. Eileen Avia was hosting a party at her Voorhis Avenue home for campaign supporters on the night of Dec. 8 when, under the cover of night, someone vandalized her garage door and the fiber-cement siding on two sides of her home, as well as a pair of cars. Altogether, the damages to Avia's home and the guests' cars, which were also gouged with a sharp object, are expected to cost approximately $10,000 to repair. Several days later a widely-read story appeared on Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch and across social media, and two strangers reached out to ameliorate some of the damages to Avia's home. Within hours of posting …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
More than $10,000 dollars in damages, including spray painted expletives and derogatory terms, were done to former Wyckoff Township Committee Candidate Eileen Avia's home, and two residents' cars Saturday night.
Vandals defaced the Voorhis Avenue home of a former committee candidate and local teacher, as well as the cars of a pair of Wyckoff residents during a party Saturday night. Eileen Avia was hosting a get together for about 20 supporters of her erstwhile campaign Saturday night, she said, when someone spray painted her garage door and the fiber-cement siding on two sides of her home. The offending delinquent also spray painted expletives and used an object to gouge deep scratches in two cars parked near Avia's home. Both cars belonged to party guests. Avia, 64, said most party guests left her home late Saturday night around 10 p.m. — some left earlier and some later — but no one noticed the damage on the home or the cars until the next …
Monday, November 12, 2012
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On Saturday Wyckoff residents had another town wide opportunity to shred their personal paper documents at no charge at the DPW Garage at 475 West Main St. Residents lined up to take advantage of the event, which was hosted by the Wyckoff Green Team. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
To the editor: I wish to express my thanks to the people of Wyckoff who showed their support for me by casting their votes on Election Day, especially with so many still enduring the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy. During my campaign, I had many opportunities to speak with wonderful people who care deeply about the future of our town. It would have been my privilege to serve them and all of the citizens of Wyckoff as a member of the Township Committee. I will continue to work on the Wyckoff Green Team, Partners in Pride, and the Garden Club to help keep Wyckoff a wonderful place to live. Being actively involved in this community for over 30 years has not only permitted me to give back to Wyckoff, it has enriched my life, as well. I look …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Eileen Avia defeated
Incumbent Kevin Rooney and newcomer Haakon Jepsen have been elected to 3-year terms on the Wyckoff Township Committee, according to unofficial numbers provided by town hall on Tuesday night. Rooney was the highest vote-getter with 4,562 votes, Jepsen was close behind with 4,245 votes and Eileen Avia earned 3,131 votes. The terms of Wyckoff Committeemen Kevin Rooney and current-Mayor Chris DePhillips are set to expire at the end of the year. Avia ran on the Democratic ticket. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Eileen Avia provided us with a snapshot of her past, as well as a look at where she hopes to take the township.
A single, dominant thread runs through the narrative of Eileen Avia's life. As a volunteer, teacher and a single mother, Avia has combined impassioned dedication and a seemingly bottomless well of earnest energy to help those who often struggle to help themselves. In a recent interview with the Wyckoff Township Committee candidate, I asked her to tell her story and detail what set her apart from others running for the position and the idea that seemed front and center for Avia, 64, was a commitment to service that began with her children and then extended beyond. "Most important for me has been working very, very hard as a single parent to set a good example for my two sons of what it takes to be a good citizen, someone who really cares …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Dear Editor, On Nov. 6, Wyckoff voters will choose among 3 candidates to fill 2 seats on the Township Committee for the next term. I urge everyone to cast only 1 vote for Eileen Avia. As a fellow educator, I have admired Eileen's dedication to her students for many years. She develops strong, enduring relationships with students and parents alike.Once she makes a commitment, there is no stopping her! Above all, I admire her sense of fairness. She recognizes that every student has a fundamental right to succeed. She will bring this level of commitment and her boundless energy to the Wyckoff Township Committee. I am confident that because of her strong sense of fairness, she will respond to every Wyckoff citizen equally with the same degree…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Eileen Avia is running to be the only woman, and second sitting Democrat, on the Wyckoff Committee
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Monday, October 8, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Dear Editor, We are writing to you on behalf of Eileen Avia, candidate for Wyckoff Township Committee in the upcoming election. We feel strongly compelled to write this letter in order to articulate the many real-world, smart and just reasons why Eileen perfectly embodies what is so immediately needed in our township, and moreover the world, today. Eileen is a career educator who has put two incredible sons, Jeff and Mark, through college and medical school by herself as a single mom for decades. She is the absolute epitome of self-sacrifice and compassion, but those redemptive character traits are coupled with a tenacity and focus on fastidious attention to detail and a smart fiscal approach to balancing life, its many needs and the …